Reference Series Steel Snare Drums are heavy duty musical instruments that exemplify what a "main snare" should be. The aggressively thick 3mm seamless steel shell barks with crisp, sharp, articulate projection. Guitar stacks have nightmares about this snare drum. This 6.5x14 Reference Series Snare sports ultra high quality hardware including Reference Swivel lugs for perfect tension rod alignment, MasterCast die cast hoops, the SR-1000 Glide Lock strainer and UltraSound SN-1420D Tension Snares for extended dynamic range and sensitivity. Reference Series Snares are the epitome of heavy duty quality and premium performance.